Vatican City 50-LIRE (KM264)

Dragon

The scene on this coin depicts a dragon (with human arms and hands) sitting atop a prone woman. It is meant to represent abortion, however, I see the metaphor in the opposite way as intended: The dragon holding the woman down is forcing her to its will and denying her control of her own body.


Diameter
16.5 mm
Composition
Stainless Steel
Catalogue #
KM264
Obverse Legend
IOANNES PAVLVS II P.M. AN . XVII - MCMXCV
Reverse Legend
CITTA' DEL VATICANO L.50

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